Update with Meredith Cocke

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According to current evidence, individuals with well-managed T1D are not at higher risk of contracting COVID-19; and if they do contract COVID-19, they are not necessarily at higher risk of developing serious complications from this disease.

Those persons at greatest risk of developing complications from COVID-19 are people with consistently elevated blood sugar levels and those with a second chronic disease.

For more information about how to prepare for illness and what to do if you are sick, please see JDRF’s COVID-19 page, which is continually updated as more information becomes available:

https://www.jdrf.org/coronavirus/

 

Focusing on emotional health is important, too:
https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-resources/living-with-t1d/mental-health/

 

For help with diabetes prescription and insulin costs:
https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-resources/living-with-t1d/insurance/help-with-prescription-costs/

 

Here are tools to help navigate healthcare and health insurance, the T1D Health Insurance Guide:
https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-resources/living-with-t1d/insurance/

 

Meredith Cocke
RIV Volunteer